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I'm back after a break. Flat Out let's discuss it 00:18, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 June 2014[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 27, 2014)[edit]

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Reconstruction of the head of Java Man

Hello, Flat Out.

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Java Man

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The Signpost: 02 July 2014[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 28, 2014)[edit]

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Stir frying in a wok

Hello, Flat Out.

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Stir frying

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Help on Siberian Tiger article[edit]

Hi mate do you remember me? I am writing to ask for help on our Siberian Tiger article. 3 accounts, one registered and 2 IP addresses (one IP editor appears to relate to the registered one as they talked about the same Asian elephant article unrelated to Siberian tigers), continued to change the article to give readers a false impression that bears usually dominate tigers by selectively substituting or omitting the adverbs of frequency of occurrence and removing certain adjectives that define the conditions of the animals (e.g. age) from the sources. So common incidents became rare, rare incidents became common and incidents that have never happened appear to have happened after their problematic edits. Almost all existing sources in that article said otherwise (see talk). Also they gave undue weight to unimportant exceptional information about bears in the article. I raised that in talk but they don't listen. I just reached 3RR so would you please look into the issue and if possible put a semi-protection on it? I am one of the major contributors that work collaboratively to bring our tiger article into GA standard. Thanks! BigCat82 (talk) 23:22, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi BigCat82, sorry but Im going to leave this one to you. I'm choosing my battles carefully :) Also please read WP:CANVASS Flat Out let's discuss it 06:58, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
it's okay man, they just stopped as one registered user agreed on what i said and stopped, and more other ip editors came to revert those obvious biased edits. I asked for help because some editors rewrote the Siberian tiger interspecific relationship section in such a way that bears dominating and killing tigers as an intro, an obvious biased and misrepresented information as all sources there said otherwise. It is now okay and problem resolved as most good editors noticed the problems. I have followed various wikipedia big cat articles, and unfortunately most tiger related articles were under heavy vandalism. Take our main tiger article for example, during the review and editing process for GA nomination, almost all the misinformation there identified undermined tigers (e.g. a range of hunting success rate was given by the sources but the lowest possible rate was put in the article; the source quoted clearly stated tigers generally dominating adult elephants in tiger-elephant encounters but the article said elephants dominating tigers, etc). On the other hand, our featured lion article contained lots of exaggerations and misrepresented information that favors lions before I corrected them (e.g. no mentioning of lions scavenging in the main article before my edits while according to reliable extensive research data, scavenging constitutes 53% of African lions' overall diet; no mentioning of lions scavenging on hyena's kills while certain regions of African lions rely mostly on scavenging hyena's kills; there was a lengthy statement saying lions specialized in taking down adult elephants and gave such an example while the source quoted said lions killed an elephant baby while his mother flee and escaped, and no single case of lions taking down healthy adult elephants is found in the literature and from a 15 years of extensive lion hunting statistics - all this misinformation was on our featured lion article before I corrected them, can you believe it?). Thanks and I will keep an eye on all articles that I am knowledgeable at. BigCat82 (talk) 13:29, 12 July 2014 (UTC)